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FOX News
Feb 23, 2013 12:00am EST
looms, president obama heads to hawaii. my hope is that over the next several days, the congressional leadership on the supercommittee go ahead and bite the bullet and do what needs to be done. >> sean: but the supercommittee collapses. >> and they did not coalesce around a plan. >> thanksgiving comes and goes, and no deal is reached. and february 2012, republican senators proposed alternative cuts to prevent the sequester from slashing defense. democrats say no way. some members of congress promise to the constituents we're holding our own feet to the hire, my fellow americans and then a few months later decided we didn't mean it, let's change that. that's not how it works. >> they should keep their words. >> suddenly, no one wants to take credit for the sequester. >> the sequester is not something i propose, it's something that congress proposes, it will not happen. >> and as the march deadline comes closer, everyone tries to get farther and farther from blame. >> his party needs to follow through. >> sequestration is a republican policy and it's a bad policy. >> put this to rest, w
Current
Feb 19, 2013 5:00pm PST
but mess things up. yes, if you can believe the g.o.p. presidential obama is responsible for pretty much everything that's wrong in washington, d.c. today including the traffic. from refusing to reach out across the aisle to the sequester that threatens to disembowel the federal government with $1.2 trillion in spending cuts starting a week from this friday, it is all obama's fault. though if you can believe the president, imagine this now, let me stretch your credulity here, the president wasn't entirely to blame. >> obama: the whole design of these arbitrary cuts was to make them so unattractive and so unappealing that democrats and republicans would actually get together and find a good compromise. unfortunately, congress didn't compromise. >> john: mr. obama at least seemed logical to compromise with republicans. >> obama: i am willing to cut more spending that we don't need. get rid of programs that aren't working. i've laid out specific reforms to our entitlement programs. >> john: now if you're like me you just heard the president offer to cut spending and reform entitlement progr
FOX News
Feb 22, 2013 3:00pm PST
the american people. >> president obama took a rare question from the press in the oval office and said he is optimistic to cut off the massive indiscrim innocent spending cuts. >> i have also been clear that there is an alternative. which is for us to take the balanced approach i presented where we have more strategic cuts on programs we don't need. we close tax loopholes that are taken advantage of by well-off. >> more pessimistic tone coming from speaker boehner's office that today charged the president has been awol. other that phone calls to g.o.p. leaders yesterday and spokesman declared sound bites and speeches won't yield results. while the con seventive group crossroad gps launched a new ad today mocking the apocalyptic tone from the president. >> are you willing to see a bunch of first responders lose their jobs, teachers laid off? air traffic controllers and airport security will be a hardship, scram to believe find child care for their kids. >> the sequester was obama's idea in the first place. he signed it in law. >> it seems like every three months around here, there is a man
ABC
Feb 23, 2013 6:00pm EST
they would say to president obama. iranian government allowing us into tehran. as we explored the city this week, we have been struck by the young voices here, walking past a school, we noticed that the students are speaking english, the schoolyard where they take lessons, this mother told us, her son will need english when she grew up. do you hope for your son a better relationship between iran and america? she tells me "god willing, that will happen." as school let out, they swarm our cameras. do you think iran and america will get along? >> maybe. >> maybe. >> maybe. >> reporter: do you hope for it. >> yes. >> yes. >> reporter: how would you describe america in one word? very good country. >> reporter: very good country. >> powerful. >> reporter: powerful. they're young but this boy is not naive. he's aware of the economic sanctions. >> under pressure of -- >> reporter: you're feeling the economic pressure? >> yes. >> reporter: not just the young boys here who traveled their opinions, as we traveled through the markets there was this mother who turned to her daughter to speak for bo
MSNBC
Feb 20, 2013 11:00am PST
the politico calls shame. in automatic budget cuts, they kick in and president obama is doing local tv interviews in markets with significant defense presence including boston, charleston, wichita, oklahoma city and san francisco and honolulu. this comes a day after the president surrounded himself with first responders he said could lose their job fist a meat cleaver of cuts take effect. the blame game rages on. >> republicans thus far have refused to do this. they refused to go on with the american public on the simple notion that balances the right approach to dealing with the problem. it's important to understand that if they hold that position and sequester those into effect and those americans will lose their jobs because republicans made a choice for that to happen. >> from the republican side today after defense secretary planned to impose furloughs, 800,000 civilian employees if the sequester hits, john boehner responded president obama is ultimately responsible for the military readiness and it's fair to ask, what is he doing to stop his sequester that would hollow out our ar
MSNBC
Feb 20, 2013 3:00pm EST
," or wrong in this case because it's all about money. contestant number one is barack obama. today he continues his pr assault heading republicans as a com at the time tor who would rather have the fallout and compromise the president is avoiding the nation's biggest news outlets, opting to grant interviews to eight local tv personalities. i have been told -- that's not true, but i still would like an interview. anyway, contestant number two in this game of sequester shenanigans is the republican party, calling this the obama quester. >> no, we are not. >> hoping americans will associate and blame the president for the drastic cuts, the same strategy they used in the obama care fight. what's old is new again. the speaker adds with an op ed, writing mr. president, we agree that your sequester is bad policy. what spending are you willing to cut to replace it. that is washington at its best, both sides did agree to the sequester. let me introduce you to the sequester. he is "washington post" columnist matt miller, come on down to contestant's row. let's go right to your column today. you
CNN
Feb 22, 2013 12:00am PST
guns in america and how his grandson helped get obama re-elected. >> it's something he cannot deny, and it stuck with him the rest of the election. >> this is "piers morgan tonight." good evening, san diego, california, for an exclusive interview with former president jimmy carter, we'll get to that but in a few hours, oscar pistorius will intera courtroom with the hopes of leaving a free man. the latest? the lead investigator accused of attempted murder. pistorius says he didn't mean to keel reeva steenkamp. he thought he was shooting an intruder. prosecutors call it premeditated murder. joining us now is a close friend of oscar pistorius who spent a lot of time with the couple. welcome to you, kevyn lorena. my sincere condolences to you in the loss of your friend reeva, and oscar pistorius who is facing his own life ruined. what is your reaction to the events in the court this week? it will come down to the end of whether people believe oscar's version of events. >> it's been a hard week for a lot of south africans. oscar was my friend. reeva was my friend. you have to stand by y
FOX News
Feb 17, 2013 5:00pm PST
take now and in the future. >> more executive orders in obama's second term? and how will israel react to the president's trip there next month. the governor is in israel to find out. ♪ welcome to huckabee. we're coming to you from tiberius in israel. thanks to my israeli crew and those folks back in new york to make it it happen. i've lost track of how many times i've been to israel. it's over 20, i think. but i know why i keep coming back. i know how i felt when i came here 40 years ago this summer when i was all of 18. the israelites spent 40 years in the wilderness under moses and the past 40 years haven't been in the wilderness, for the tiny speck of real estate about the size of new jersey. i've watched the dry bones coming to life and watched the desolate and barren desert bloom with lush vegetation and tall trees and marveled to see a tiny besieged nation, barely able to equip soldiers with uniforms and weapon to be an economic weapon of high-tech innovation, a center of worldclass medical care, energy exploration and educational excellence and an oasis of fro speech, with th
MSNBC
Feb 21, 2013 2:00pm EST
the white house that today president obama called house speaker john boehner and senate majority leader mitch mcconnell to discuss the looming cuts. also, in less than 30 minutes, a group of house democrats will hold an unofficial hearing on the impact of the sequester. no republicans will be present. >> we wish that our republican colleagues would hold an official hearing to understand the terrible consequences of the sequester. unfortunately, our house republican colleagues haven't allowed us to have that kind of hearing so we're going to get this inputt and more unofficial manner. >> and in the past couple of hours, the president continued his campaign to pressure republicans. yesterday it was local tv stations. today, it was with african-american radio stations including joe madison, yolanda adams and al sharpton. >> their basic view is that nothing is important enough to raise taxes on wealthy individuals or corporations. and they would prefer to see these kinds of cuts that could slow down our recovery over closing tax loopholes. >> republicans, however, maintained that the seques
MSNBC
Feb 20, 2013 2:30am PST
" with guest host peter alexander starts right now. ♪ >>> did you see the pictures of president obama playing golf with tiger woods this weekend? neither did we. >> the media covering the president was shut out. the press corps complained. >> there are a lot of holes in the story, specifically, 18 of them. but i believe america deserves to know, who drove the cart? who rode shotgun? did the president play from the woman's tee? fol folks, you're just as upset as i am, i can tell. >> so, it may not be getting any love from the press but the president still coming out on top, tiger woods confirming that the president has some game. this is "way too early." we have a lot to discuss on this wednesday, february 20th. >>> live pictures right now from across the globe, this is outside the south african courthouse this morning where a judge will rule whether oscar pistorius will be granted bail. also back here in the states, president obama tries to bury the hatchet with senators marco rubio, john mccain and friends after they accused the white house of shutting them out on immigration. john mccain fa
MSNBC
Feb 20, 2013 5:00am EST
be another bad thing for pistorius, it could affect his p paralympic medals. >>> the obama administration is reportedly set to unveil a new strategy to strike back against cyber espionage, new information as chinese government is behind thousands of cyber attacks. what are we expecting to hear from the white house today. >> reporter: mara, good morning. the white house is going to release a new report on steps to protect u.s. trade secrets. it could include new fines and trade actions in this report just yesterday. indicating that the chinese government and specifically the chinese military is sanctioning cyber hacking of 141 u.s. companies. mara? >> turning now to the budget battle, we're just days away from those looming across the board spending cuts. >> reporter: today, there's a new warning from the pentagon, they say more than 700,000 civilian workers would have to take one day off without pay a week. one day after president obama continued his plea to the public and to congress saying that this is going to be devastating for the economy, he wants congress to act and it comes one da
MSNBC
Feb 21, 2013 3:00pm EST
is to make obama seem reasonable in comparison. after all, the president certainly agrees that boehner that the sequester cuts threaten national security and jobs. the difference is that obama wants to avoid them. could the gop message on the sequester be anymore self defeating? are they hurting the brand in the fight? >> you have to understand the back story. the gop thought they had a winning hand last year, the message would win them back the white house. it didn't work out that way and then they found themselves in a really difficult situation the end of the year facing tax increases across the board, obama had the upper hand there and they caved in a way that was incredibly painful for them. and so they looking coming out of january, they made the decision that they would rather stand and fight on the sequester than the debt ceiling. fight on the sequester to say in nine days that they have wrangled, you know, a significant amount of cuts out of the obama administration, an administration they say doesn't want to cut spending and then going to the cr, that's the washington speak f
KCSMMHZ
Feb 14, 2013 6:00am PST
barack obama are trying to figure out how to punish north korea. they spoke on the phone and agreed to push for additional sanctions through the united nations security council. abe told obama that the nuclear tests severely damages peace and security not only in northeast asia but around the globe. he said he wants officials in both administrations to work together to bring in financial sanctions. abe cited a previous u.s. sanction as a good example. in 2005 officials at the treasury department imposed penalties on u.s. financial institutions that dealt with north korea. obama said u.s. officials too want to cooperate. he said world leaders need to agree on a firm response. north korean scientists conducted a nuclear test on tuesday in violation of previous u.n. resolutions. abe is set to visit washington later this month to meet with obama in person. >>> obama's new secretary of state gave world leaders a push of his own. john kerry said they need to show they are serious about containing nuclear arms. >> north korea's nuclear weapons and ballistic missile program are a threat now
MSNBC
Feb 20, 2013 5:30am EST
, president obama tries to bury the hatchet with senators marco rubio, john mccain and friends after they accused the white house of shutting them out on immigration. john mccain facing the firing squad. some of the heated exchanges that took place are straight ahead. >>> the postal service is coming one a questionable new plan to dig its new way out of debt. wait until you see the usps duds. >>> our top story, oscar pistorius is back in courts as prosecutors lay out their case in the alleged murder of his girlfriend. they say pistorius put on his prosthetic legs before walking and killing reeva steenkamp who was locked in his small bathroom. pistorius thought that an intruder got into the house and he had no intention of killing reeva. chapman bell is joining us live. >>> there have been some new revelations this morning. lot of it has to do with what a witness heard, what is that? >> good morning, peter. well, witnesses -- police and prosecution today have claimed that witnesses heard screaming before gunshots. the prosecution did concede that stop of these witnesses lived a thousa
NBC
Feb 20, 2013 4:30am EST
allegations on cyberattacks coming not only from china but the chinese military. how the obama administration plans to strike back. >>> plus, joe biden's assault weapon alternative. president obama golfing with tiger woods. and a sea otter that's got game. "early today" starts now. >> announcer: this is "early today" for wednesday, february 20th, 2013. >>> good morning, i'm mara schiavocampo. cadaver dogs are being sent into kansas city to search for possible victims this morning after a blast leveled a section of the city's shopping district. local officials say a gas explosion around 6:00 p.m. caused a massive fire at the popular jj's restaurant. witnesses say the blast came out of nowhere. as of yet no confirmed fatalities. officials express concern to find those who are missing. >> a guy came in, and said we're supposed to evacuate. next thing i knew, boom, everything just exploded. the scariest thing i've ever witnessed, ever been through in my life. >> it was just next to it. people evacuating the apartment building over here. people with their animals, getting them out of the apartment
Current
Feb 20, 2013 3:00am PST
to cover today. president obama warning of the disastrous impact if the sequester kicking in on march 1st, which it looks like it is going to do because the republicans are saying we don't give a damn. and down in south africa oscar pistoria says he thought his girlfriend was an intrueder who he shot her four times. but first today's current news update. good morning, lisa. >> hey, bill. good morning, everyone. a pretty low-key schedule as far as the president goes today. he starts with his usual briefing in the white house office. and later in the afternoon both obama and biden with meeting with john kerry. vice president biden taking an interesting stance on gun control lately. here is a little bit more information on that. parents magazine hosted an online discussion yesterday taking questions via their facebook page for the vice president. many of those participates were not so inclined to agree with the renewed assault whe pans ban. the vice president said that the constitution can limit the type of weapons can legally own. he said the fact of the matter is y
Current
Feb 21, 2013 3:00am PST
the oval office. then he's meeting with his senior advisers and later this afternoon, president obama will record a radio interview with al sharpton joe madison and yolanda adams all in the oval office. >>> a surprising change coming from florida. governor rick scott has announced he will back medicare expansion in the state. president obama's affordable care act requires all states to expand their programs but many republican governors are against doing so with scott proval being one of the most outspoken. suddenly yesterday scott says he has reached a deal with the feds and will ask the state legislature to move forward with those changes. under scott's new proposal, the state will only commit to the first three years of the expansion with the federal government footing the cost of the bill. this makes scott only the seventh republican governor to back medicare expansion under the affordable care act. >>> a new study from an economist at the congressional research service finds capital gains tax cuts are by far the biggest contributor to the wealth gap. from 1986 to 1996, capital ga
FOX News
Feb 22, 2013 10:00am PST
here "america live" today. i'm megyn kelly. president obama has been ramping up the pressure on republicans warning that our economy, jobs, lives, could be in danger, if these scheduled cuts across the board go through. but the latest numbers show if the automatic reductions take place, there will be 85 billion dollars in cuts this year. that's equal to what the government spends in nine days. even if it happens, the government is projected more than last year, so he you see, we're talking about a decrease in the increase in spending and you may be asking yourself how can we survive and live on, with just the paltry amount of spending? well, where would we look for the example? how about last year when we did it just fine? all this leading to questions about how the fallout could be so dramatic. so dire, so awful. when the total federal budget is actually increasing. chris stirewalt is our national digital news editor. how can we do it? where can we find the historical example of the surviving on a budget that's cut in this manner. oh, last year. i mean, what's the answer to
MSNBC
Feb 21, 2013 10:00am PST
if washington can't avert the sequester? >>> president obama is tailoring his sales pitch today by talking to al sharpton and other minority radio hosts and yesterday by appearing on tv stations in states that will be hard hit by defense cuts. >> instead of us cutting education, instead of us kegt mental health programs, instead of us affecting military readiness and a whole range of other things that are really important to our security and our prosperity, we should be focused on programs we know don't work, waste in government, and some of these tax loophole that is we can close that frankly only benefit the well off and the well connected. >> in connecticut today vice president biden and parents of a 7-year-old sandy hook victim are tackling gun violence together. >> plus, a first fashion line. could a fragrance be next? jimmy kimmel sees opportunity knocking for the strug lingpost office. >> introducing a new fragrance by the u.s. postal service. manila. >> manila. >> smell like an envelope. go places. manila. manila. express mail your senses. hmm, paper. adhesive. manila by the u.s. postal
MSNBC
Feb 23, 2013 11:00am PST
this hour. president obama continues to warn the nation about upcoming spending cuts that could go into effect march 1st. in his weekly address to the nation he blamed republicans for the crisis. >> these cuts don't have to happen. congress can turn them off any time with just a little compromise. unfortunately, it appears that republicans in congress have decided that instead of compromising, instead of asking anything of the wealthiest americans, they'd rather let these cuts fall squarely on the middle class. >> republican senator john hoven of north dakota delivered the weekly address and said congress has done its part. >> house republicans have already passed two bills to replace the president's sequester. so the question is why won't he work with with us? and the answer, quite simply, is because he wants higher taxes. >> republican governors meeting today in washington are asking the federal government to solve the spending crisis and not to add to the burden on the states. >> don't pass the balancing the federal budget on the backs of state governments because we're still re
ABC
Feb 23, 2013 6:30pm EST
to the streets of iran. and hearing from the young people, what would they say to president obama. >>> >>> and the footloose first lady. why michelle obama is going viral tonight. >>> and good evening. i'm dan harris. we'll get to david muir in iran in just a moment. >>> but we're going to start tonight with the breaking news out of florida. a treacherous finale to a race at the daytona international speedway. cars colliding, getting tossed around like toys. pieces of cars flying over a fence, injuring at least a dozen people, many of them fans. abc's linzie janis on the story. >> reporter: one driver sparked a dramatic crash on the daytona track. >> and contact! and a terrible crash coming to finish. >> reporter: sending his car spinning into the wall and another going airborne. parts of the 12 cars involved in the crash, slide through the fence, into the stands, hitting and injuring spectators. so far, 15 people have been taken to the hospital. the drivers are all okay. now, take a look again. the driver out front is regan smith, he tries to prevent his opponent, the car directl
CNN
Feb 18, 2013 1:00pm PST
was listening to president obama call for gun control, she had no way of knowing that in a matter of only a few hours, her family would become the latest in chicago to be ripped apart by a gunshot. her 18-year-old sister was shot and killed while walking with friends, one of whom may have been the intended target. cnn's ted rowlands has moran the story. he's joining us now. what are you finding out, ted? >> reporter: well, wolf, it is just another tragic story coming out of chicago. another teenager loses her life. as you mention, a 14-year-old girl who was up on stage with the president, listening to him talk about gun violence, would soon find out that her sister was also shot and killed. when president obama returned to chicago last week to talk about gun violence, 14-year-old destiny warren was one of the high school students standing behind him. a few hours later, destiny's 18-year-old sister was shot and killed in this alley in north chicago. >> all this gun violence that's going on out here, you never think it will be your child. this is the hardest thing for me in my life. >> reporter:
FOX News
Feb 28, 2013 6:00am PST
as our economy continues to struggle. gdp in the first quarter, .1%. president obama warning that the automatic spending cuts would hurt the recovery in the economy. why is the dow surging? stuart varney, anchor of "varney & company", fox business network. why, stuart? >> that is very, very simple, bill. because ben bernanke said twice this week he will keep on printing money. by the billions. by the tens of billions. that means some of that money will find its way to wall street. so the stock market rallied. the dow is up 300 points in the last two days. it is just 89 points away from its all-time record high. there is one more point to be made here, bill. do we got that report of really miserable growth in the last part of last year. that will encourage ben to print some more money. if the economy is so weak, well, print even more. that is the thinking. that is why the market is up so far. could hit a record today. bill: about 100 points away, right? >> 89 points away from the all-time high, yeah. bill: closing in on an all-time high. we'll get the song if we get there, on
Current
Feb 20, 2013 5:00pm PST
commercial on tv that does not feature the progressive lady. why won't president obama sign the executive order for lgbt. today is the 86th bird of sydney portier, and the 50th birthday of charles barkley and had he live, it would be the birthday of kirk cobain as well. congress can, in fact, do stuff. this is "viewpoint"." [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> john: good evening i'm john fugelsang. thank you so much for joining us. with the budget sequester that would tut a trillion dollars from the budget, speaker of the house john boehner warned of dire consequences if it's allowing to through. a wall street journal opinion piece, you'll be shocked to hear blamed the entire mess on president obama. boehner named just a couple of things that he pushed through the house must be avoided. it threatens u.s. national security, thousands of jobs and more. america's military budget would be slashed, border security, law enforcement, aviation safety and many other programs would all have diminished resources. now a they have to do is gray to cut a matching trillion dollars plus out of programs like social secur
FOX News
Feb 14, 2013 2:00pm PST
. be >> andrea: welcome back to "the five." senator marco rubio delivered a powerful rebuttal to president obama's "state of the union" this week. but you wouldn't know it from the mainstream media. they were fixated from the fact he needed a drink of water. and that nbc cable news operation played it over 150 times. and cnn thinks that it could actually hurt his career. take a listen. >> can a drink of water hurt a political career? >> these things happen when you don't know what you are saying or believe what you're saying. they certainly felt the heat and couldn't help but swallow his own pride as he turned water in to whining. >> rubio's water gate moment is awkward for him and many in the republican party that sees him as the g.o.p. savior. >> it's rubio's watergate. even "zero dark thirsty." >> andrea: we have seen bill clinton drone on and on at the "state of the union." he said in conclusion and people clapped. we have seen the president chew nicorette gum at prayer breakfast. but no media pondering about that or the end of their careers. is this a big distraction because rubio a rising
MSNBC
Feb 21, 2013 1:00pm EST
. good day. i'm andrea mitchell live in washington. president obama and congressional republicans remain worlds apart on a realistic solution to prevent billions of dollars in automatic cuts. the sequester from kicking in march 1st. right now the politics are trumping any movement towards compromise. joining me now for our daily fix chris calizza, msnbc contributor and managing of post politics.com, and washington post reporters laurie montgomery and nia malika henderson. chris, first to you. set the stage for us. there's no solution in sight. is the white house expecting it has the high road in terms of politics of it and that republicans will be on the defensive because i don't see any way they're bridging the gap. there is no outward ed that began is being bridged. i think the government sees the only way it could be bridged by agreeing with some tax increases, and they say, you know what, all these cuts, sure it's a meat clever approach, not a scalpel, but at least they're cuts, and it's not about tax increases. we kind of -- they believe that to maintain the core of who the republic
MSNBC
Feb 18, 2013 2:30am PST
as thousands march on the nation's capitol to demand president obama reject the controversial keystone pipeline oil project. first some breaking news. music fans are stunned this morning over the death of country star mindy mccready. mccready was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. she stayed in the public eye for her relationships with actor dean cain and roger clemens. in 2011 mccready disappeared with her son in a custody battle. then her boyfriend died at her home, reportedly on that same porch where mccready's body was found. >>> the immigration debate took a new turn over the weekend when an immigration proposal being drafted by the white house was leaked to reporters. the plan largely follows themes hinted at by the president, the timing of its release raised new concerns from republicans about the directions of the discussions. according to this draft, undocumented workers could apply for lawful prospective immigrant visa. after eight years, people who learn english and pay a fine could apply for legal citizen status and then citizenship. it would require businesses
NBC
Feb 23, 2013 5:30pm PST
evening. president obama has said he would be in contact with members of congress, but according to my sources here at the white house and on the hill there have been no top-level discussions today and there is no resolution in sight. at the governors association meeting in washington, bipartisan frustration. >> the uncertainty of sequestration is really harming our states and national economy. >> there can't be any question. this is something nobody wants. right? it's not a balanced, thoughtful compromise. >> reporter: hope for a deal is fading but the president said today there is still time. >> these cuts don't have to happen. congress can turn them off any time with just a little compromise. >> reporter: recent polls show a majority of americans support the president's plan to avert the sequester through new taxes and spending cuts. but house republicans say they just agreed to raise taxes and this deal should be solely based on slashing spending. >> house republicans have already passed two bills to replace the president's sequester. so the question is, why won't he work with us?
CNN
Feb 18, 2013 6:00am PST
farland. the 18-year-old was killed on friday just hours after her sister sat behind president obama during his speech about gun control. mcfarland was walking with friends in a chicago suburb shortly before midnight when she was shot. >> all this gun violence going on out here, you never think it will be your child. this is the hardest thing for me in my life. >> i felt like somebody took a knife and stabbed me in the heart and took a piece of my heart that i will never, ever in my life get back. >> so far, no charges have been filed. >>> new details this morning on the pope's declining health. pope benedict xvi may be blind in his left eye. that's according to a german journalist who's interviewed the pope several times, most recently in december. he tells the newspaper that the pope's hearing has also faded. and he said that the pope was so thin, tailors struggle to keep him in his clothes. the pope cited his poor health in the decision to leave the papacy on february 28. >>> you might see even higher prices at the gas pumps this morning. just a day after environmentalists marched to the whi
CNN
Feb 28, 2013 1:00pm PST
exchange with a senior obama administration official who didn't like what he was reporting. today we learned that that official is gene sperling and we're getting some new insight into that exchange as white house officials are going out of their way to say it's all part of a big misunderstanding. let's bring in our chief white house correspondent jessica yellin. she's been doing some digging, reporting on what's going on. what's the latest, jessica? >> reporter: book woodward and gene sperling had a phone call first and then an e-mail exchange. bob woodward said he felt it was threatening and the white house is saying that is ridiculous and a seener adviser, david pluf, is sort of mocking bob wood ward sending out a tweet comparing him to an aging sports star. watching woodward the last few days is like watching mike schmidt facing live pitching again. perfection gained once is repeated. ouch. here's what the drama is all about. an intimidating threat or a friendly exchange between a reporter and a white house official? >> they are not happy at all. >> reporter: at issue, a spat ove
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Feb 18, 2013 7:00pm PST
that obama won. he won the election get over it, get your pants on and get back on the field and start fighting. but there is an ebb and flow, why? why do we go through progressive and conservative to bail them out? why the ebb and flow and we don't stick with it. >> we don't remember the last truly bad times the '70s or early '80s, the interest rates went so high, our parents couldn't buy houses or buy bigger houses or pay for the house they had. this is a forgotten past to us, everything has been sort of good since the '80s when most of us became adults or later, right and some has to do with memory. if you remember how bad inflation was, then you are afraid of it, but many adults don't remember that. >> sean: well, as sort of like with this ebb and flow, does obama then create the new coolidge? >> yes, well, what happened was we have a lot of economic trouble and then suddenly a president cares about budgets, which is what coolidge is/was, gets interesting, doesn't he? >> very much so, didn't get interesting soon enough. >> not this time. >> sean: amity, good to see you, thank you.
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